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House Staff Forum August 2018 Updates

Sydni Franks • 8/27/18

House Staff Forum August 2018 Updates

House Staff Forum representatives convened on Tuesday, August 14 for the GMEC subcommittee’s first meeting of the 2018-2019 academic year. The Forum provides a venue for residents and fellows at IU School of Medicine to discuss topics that affect residents’ and fellows’ experiences in the course of their GME training. Though most trainees met in person at the Indianapolis campus, the Forum welcomed its first trainee representative of the new Lafayette-based Arnett Family Medicine residency program.

See below for notable highlights from the meeting along with photos of our subcommittees in action.

House Staff Forum Leadership Series

Faculty Advisor Christen Dilly, MAED, MD, previewed a yearlong leadership series to be offered at upcoming meetings. This series will include sessions on topics such as emotional intelligence, negotiation, managing from the middle, and business communication in order to help House Staff Forum reps to grow as leaders both in their roles on the Forum and beyond.

Leadership Opportunities

House Staff Forum Chair Kristen Ameel, MD, welcomed attendees and described opportunities for leadership available to representatives within House Staff Forum as well as on GMEC subcommittees for Policies and Procedures, Annual Program Evaluations, and Special Reviews.

DIO Updates

Senior Associate Dean for GME and CME and Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for IU School of Medicine Michelle Howenstine, MD, welcomed representatives and shared GME updates. Dr. Howenstine requested trainee input regarding procedures and expectations related to accessing the electronic medical record (EMR). She also shared ideas about how to make IU School of Medicine benefits and resource information accessible to not only residents and fellows but their friends and family members as well.

Subcommittee Work

Four House Staff Forum subcommittees (Service vs. Education, Residents as Teachers, Community Service, and Wellness) met to set goals for the 2018-2019 academic year. These subcommittees will continue to work throughout the year at the Forum’s five upcoming meetings as well as independently in order to address topics with significant impacts on the training experiences of residents and fellows at IU School of Medicine.

 

House Staff Forum's Service vs. Education subcommittee identified goals for the 2018-2019 academic year at the August 14, 2018 meeting.

The Service vs. Education subcommittee identified goals and set parameters to determine their success throughout the year.

House Staff Forum's Resident as Teacher discussed how to build on prior subcommittee initiatives moving into the 2018-2019 academic year at the August 14, 2018 meeting.

The Resident as Teacher subcommittee discussed how to build on the subcommittee’s prior work moving forward into the 2018-2019 academic year.

House Staff Forum's Community Service subcommittee utilized Zoom at the August 14, 2018 meeting so residents based in Indianapolis and Lafayette could plan for the committees's work for the 2018-2019 year.

The Community Service subcommittee utilized Zoom at the August 14, 2018 meeting so residents based in Indianapolis and Lafayette could plan for the 2018-2019 year.

House Staff Forum's Wellness subcommittee discussed goals for the 2018-2019 academic year at the August 14, 2018 meeting.

The Wellness subcommittee discussed goals and brainstormed event ideas for the 2018-2019 academic year at the August 14, 2018 meeting.

The next House Staff Forum meeting will be held Tuesday, October 3. Trainees should contact their program’s representative with any questions about the Forum, including this meeting’s highlights, or with any topic recommendations for future discussion.

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Sydni Franks

Sydni Franks is the Residency Management System Administrator for the Office of Graduate Medical Education at IU School of Medicine. In addition to MedHub, Sydni supports the GME Office's web pages and the Residents & Fellows portal on MedNet. Sydni serves as the GME Office lead for House Staff Forum and the Dean's Council.